DREAM OF GREAT THINGS!

By |April 27th, 2015|

Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!” -Pope Francis
Everyone has talents. Some are more obvious than others. We all need to take time and develop the talents God has given us. And why has He made man capable […]

SHIPS AFLAME: A LESSON IN FIDELITY

By |April 23rd, 2015|

There are various burned ships in the history of the missionaries to the Americas. Who burned the boats? Would you believe that it was the missionaries themselves? Why is it, that once they made it to their destination they felt the need to burn the only transportation across the ocean, back to their homelands, that […]

CONTENTMENT: THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS

By |April 21st, 2015|

It was a beautiful, clear Colorado day. My friends and I loaded the back of a truck with guns and ammunition and drove out to a section of state forest often used as a shooting range by locals. We also brought with us old junk to blow to smithereens, including a TV set and some […]

CONSTANCY: FAITHFULNESS IN THE DAY-TO-DAY

By |April 11th, 2015|

Often times we find ourselves getting off on a great start in our spiritual life after a retreat, a great Confession, a mission trip or some other circumstance in which we had an authentic encounter with Christ. But how long does it all last? A week? Maybe two months at the most? Quickly we find […]

7 Important Reasons to Unplug and Find Space

By |April 6th, 2015|

“We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much – if at all.” —Steve Jobs

Technology has some wonderful benefits. I use it almost every day. And I would never, ever argue against the responsible use of it.

However, that being said, it […]

THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE DAY

By |April 2nd, 2015|

First thing in the morning, we are faced with a battle. Our alarm goes off, and we have a choice—we can either hit snooze or get out of bed immediately. I have a confession to make: For most of my life, I have hit the snooze button and dozed off again. Sometimes I have even done this […]

THINK BIG, ACT SMALL: HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

By |April 1st, 2015|

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – St. Augustine of Hippo
The world […]

SPIRITUAL READING: THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD BOOK

By |March 28th, 2015|

Spiritual reading has always been an important aspect in the spiritual life. And although that is true, it seems that in the business of our days, it can be one of the first things that we drop on our schedule if we don’t have time. But it is necessary for the soul.

A believer, if they […]

15 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA

By |March 25th, 2015|

St. Josemaria Escriva was a natural leader. In the world of business or politics, he could have been what the world would consider a “great man.” Instead, he became a priest and dedicated his considerable talents to the advancement of the Kingdom of God, pouring his heart and soul into raising up an army of […]

HOW TO FIND PEACE: A LESSON FROM DAILY LIFE

By |March 22nd, 2015|

You may have noticed that things have been quiet around here, with few postings on the blog or Facebook—and that’s because we moved on Saturday. The past week was an intense time of packing, tackling last minute chores, and now, unpacking with two toddlers constantly underfoot. Things have been rather crazy to say the least.

The chaos […]